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Home Learning School Tasks - 2020

 

Dear All,

Thank you for all your support at the moment during these uncertain times.

I hope everyone is healthy, having fun, and managing to keep your days filled with activities, challenges and hopefully something new. I hope the activity pack that we sent out has helped and you’ve been able to have a go at some of these already.

 

Please stay in touch if you have any problems, or would like to share something that you’ve been up to at home, please email me on daisy@balliolschool.co.uk – I will get back to you as soon as I can.

 

Today’s challenge - 25/03/2020

 

Playing homemade skittles out of household objects.

 

You could use rolled-up socks as the ball, and empty bottles or toilet roll tubes as the skittles.

Encourage your child to describe what they are doing and count how many remaining skittles there are after each go. Remember to praise them for every try.

You could play this inside or outside in the sunshine.

 

27/03/2020

Take your child on a nature collection, either out in the garden or on a walk. Search for objects such as sticks, stones, leaves or flowers. Encourage your child to describe what each item looks and feels like. Try and use different words with your child for example when looking at a flower talk about the petal, buds, stems etc. You could collect some items such as sticks or leaves and ask you child to sort the items in size order or by colour.

 

                                                                         

Wednesday 1st April -

Go on a scavenger hunt below, you could make it into a game to see who in the house can find a certain item first. 

 

                                                          

 

 

I have put some links below to some websites offering free games/activities or something fun to do. I particularly like the webcams at Edinburgh zoo!

Monday 6th April    Hi all hope you are keeping safe and well. Ok todays challenge is a number hunt. How many places and you find numbers round your house?  You could put a 5 minute time limit on the game or longer if you want and maybe a simple prize for whoever finds the most. Good hunting
We would just like to wish you all a very Happy Easter. We hope the Easter bunny can still make it with the odd Easter egg or two. Why send us a photo of your favorite one or any Easter picture and cards you have made. You can send them to daisy@balliolschool.co.uk or jane.dalton@balliolschool.co.uk  I will post a picture of something I have made on this page. Take care and stay safe
As promised here is my Easter offering. A little Easter tree with cut out eggs on all made from bits around the house. Enjoy the sun stay safe and at home.  Happy Easter 

 

Wednesday 15th April -

Hi Daisy Class! I hope you all had a lovely Easter, I am missing you all and I hope to see you soon. I hope you have all been able to have a look at the video we sent out yesterday on YouTube. 

Today, there is two activities to choose from, or you could do both if you want to. 

 

                                                              

You will need: Crayons and paper.  Take your crayons and paper around the house / garden and see how many textures you can make rubbings of. Cut them into shapes and make a picture. Talk about you picture, which one is your favourite? What colours have you used? Look at the patterns you have made. I would love to see your pictures when you have finished them, so you can email me a picture when your finished.                       

 

                                                              Shadow Drawing

Make the most of the sun and explore light and shadows. If you're unable to go outside you could use a lamp to create a shadow. Place your toy on the paper and then trace the outline of the shadow. 

 

 

Friday 17th April :

Today's activity is to share a story. You could use a book that you already have at home; or below I have added some links so that you can use an eBook. There are also some lovely Julia Donaldson stories on YouTube such as, 'A squash and a squeeze' or 'What the ladybird heard'. When sharing your story see if you can find anything on the scavenger hunt list.                                                                                                                             

 APRIL 21ST  Good morning everyone. We hope you are managing to enjoy the warm sun safely. Why not dig out some old paint brushes or old pastry brushes and have a pot of water to do so easy no mess painting. Paths fences shed are all good surface to do with no damage.  On a warm afternoon a car wash is fun. Big  cars or small scrubbing brushes sponges and some bubbles is all you need. Have fun!

   

APRIL 23rd Good morning all another lovely sunny day. Just had an idea of an activity my children used to enjoy when they where little ( that is a long time ago now!) Painting stones and pebbles. The ones we found out on a walk or in the garden. Felt pens or paint works and clear nail varnish is perfect to finish it off. I am missing you all and would love to see what you have been doing feel free to email photos to jane.dalton@balliolschool.co.uk or daisy@balliolschool.co.uk.  I will post some on this page too. stay safe.   

Mrs Dalton

APRIL 24th  Hi guys I saw these and thought they might be fun to have a go at. Just use a toilet roll and any bits you have to make a scary monster. Have fun stay safe

Hi everyone  I have had a go at 2 activities. Please meet my rainbow friends. Don't forget to send me pictures of yours. Have fun

jane.dalton@balliolschool.co.uk or daisy@balliolschool.co.uk

MONDAY APRIL 27th  Hi everyone with the weather not so good this week I thought maybe some fitness challenges to use up some energy. How many star jumps can you do in 30seconds?  Can you get faster each day?   Let me know how you get on  

  I have been hoola hooping. So far I have got to 22 minutes  without dropping it 

WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL  Ok time to exercise those little fingers. You will need a clothes peg a pot or bowl and some cotton wool balls and a watch to use as a timer. The game is how fast can you pick up ten cotton wool balls and put them in your pot. Make sure everyone has a go, who is the fastest? good luck

FRIDAY MAY 1st  Today's keep active challenge is balloon tennis.  Tie a scarf pieces of string tape measure etc between 2 chairs for a net then blow up a balloon and pat it across to another member of your family. 

good luck have a lovely weekend see you next week

     

 

Good Morning everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Today I thought you could make a sock puppet. You will need some old socks, pens and anything else you have around the house you would like to use.It is your choice what you would like to make, it could be an animal, monster or a made up character. If you don't have any old socks you could make one out of paper like the picture below.

                       

                                 

THURSDAY APRIL 7th  Hi guys hope you are all stay safe and well. Here are a few ideas for the weekend.  Use up those  toilet rolls and make super hero cuffs  I'm sure you can come up with great designs. If you are a fan of trolls I saw these which might be nice.

If you need more things to do don't forget you can get activity packs from the school.

Hi Daisy class, 

John Lewis/Waitrose have put up a competition for all children to entre. They want to create a superhero teddy bear and they need your help to design it!

The winning teddy bear will be sold in John Lewis and Waitrose shops later this year, with 100% of the profits going to the NHS. To enter, you just need to share your superhero teddy bear design by 5pm on Friday the 8th of May, emailing it over to designyoursuperbear@johnlewis.co.uk 

For more information, check out the website below. 

Wednesday 6th May -

Good Morning, I hope you are all okay, having fun and staying safe. Today, I thought you could make your own shop at home. You can use real food, play food or empty boxes or packets. You can use real money if you have any coins or spare change around the house. If not you could make your own money or use the money from the game monopoly if you have it. You could make, shopping lists, what would you like to get from the shops? You could also make a price list for the shop too. Have fun role playing and take turns of who is the shop keeper and who is the customer. 

                                                                           

         

                                                 

Hi, 

Below I have attached some links to a film competition. I have also attached a website called 'keeping to the beat.' On this website there are lots of different fun ideas to create music, lots of the activities involve using objects from around the house. 

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. I bet all your toys have had lots of use and may be in need of a clean How about a bowl of warm water lots of bubbles and an old tooth brush that should get them nice and clean. You could even sit in the bath and do it.
DON'T FORGET THERE A NEW ACTIVITY PACKS READY AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO COLLECT

HI everyone how about a go at these-homemade bubble wands. Straws and pipe cleaners is one way or you can you a kitchen whisk if not. With some nice sunny weather coming up for the weekend why not have a go.

18.05.2020 - 

Good Morning Daisy class,

I hope you are all okay and have had a great weekend.  Today I thought you could develop your fine motor skills and take part in a 'dough disco' to help strengthen your fine motor skills for writing and drawing. All you need is a small ball of playdough and I have added the YouTube song links below that you follow. I know lots of you will enjoy the pirate baby shark one! 

If you don't have any playdough at home then you could have a go at making some:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 table spoons veg oil
  • 1-1.5 cups of boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • A few drops of gilycerine  food colouring if you want.

Mix all the dry ingredients then the oil and glyicerine. Put food colouring into boiling water and add to mix. Kneed well. 

Hi, 

Wow such lovely weather today! Today I thought you could all get creative and make your own kite. 

                                          

                                                    

JUNE 1ST Hi everyone I hope you are all keeping well. With this lovely weather I have been doing lots of gardening and found loads of bugs and mini beasts. So I thought we could have a bug hunt this week. You could make a list of the ones you find take photos or draw a picture of them. I will show you what I can find to, have fun

WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE  Hi hope the bug hunting is going well How about having a go at one of these. You could make a few a hanging them up so they can fly around.A toilet roll and some bits of paper and glue are all you need. Good luck

 

FRIDAY 5TH JUNE  Now its time to invent a new bug or beasty. You could use old boxes and junk or make one out of lego. I will have a go and see what I can come up with as well.

 

 

Hi everyone  hope you had fun with the bugs here are a few I made

Monday 8th June I found a lovely story called Oliver's Fruit Salad which made me think of you all as I know you all love fruit when we have snack at school. You can watch it on youtube then when you go shopping maybe you can see how many fruit there are and if you now their names. You may have some fruit at home which ones are they. Do you know all the ones in my picture below?

WEDNESDAY 10th JUNE  Have a go at on fruit printing. oranges lemons and limes make great shapes. You could cut round them when they are dry and put them in a string. I will make some too.

FRIDAY 12TH JUNE Ok you might a little bit of help with this one. My children used to love making these fruit face. Just use what you can find at home. I bet they will be yummy

Monday 15th June 2020

Morning Daisy Class I hope you all had a good weekend. Today I have been looking at different minibeasts and though it would be lovely to create some pictures and models. Think about the minibeasts you might see in your garden or when you are out and about on a walk. Have a go at creating your favourite it might be a ladybird, a caterpillar or a butterfly or even a bumblebee, as a model or a picture or a painting. You could even make a minibeast out of paper plates. Here are a couple of ideas.

Good luck and have funsmiley

 

Wednesday 17.6.20

Morning Daisy Class today we are going to practice our fine motor skills by weaving our own spiders web. You will need some string or wool, paper or card, a paper plate, black paint or felt tip or colouring pencil and a hole punch. 

First you need to cut out the middle of the paper plate and then punch holes around the edge. Children then thread the wool or string through the holes in a cris-cross action to create their web. Then make a spider using the card or paper and attach him to your web.

Have fun and enjoy. I would love to see your spider webs so just send me an email on the class email daisy@balliolschool.co.uk with a picture of your spider web.

Here is an example

 

Friday 19th June 2020

Morning Daisy Class. Today's activity is linked to the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Why not share the story with an adult or watch it on youtube read by the Author https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJI

Collect a range of bottle tops such as milk or juice caps. Gather some glue, paper or card, pencils and felt tips. Use the bottle tops to create a wiggly caterpillar and then draw on some legs, eyes and antenna. Then create a sky scene to show what time of day it is. Now you have created your own caterpillar picture to go with the story The Very Hungry caterpillar. Have a look at the example picture for some help.

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Morning Daisy Class. Today's activity is going to help us develop our fine motor skills and scissor skills. We are going to create a leaf that can flutter and twirl around when placed outside. To start with use the leaf template attached, cut around the outline of the leaf and then make snips along the dark lines along the sides of the leaf. Gather some string and stick it to your leaf then hang it up outside and watch as the wind makes it move. Maybe you could create a leaf mobile by cutting out several leaves. 

If you cannot print out the template don't worry simply get a piece of paper and draw a leaf shape on it then get your Child to colour it in and then cut around the shape. Then get them to make snips around the edge and attach string before hanging up outside.

Have a fun day and enjoy the sunshine.

 

 

Leaf Cutting template

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Morning Daisy Class, I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine. But remember when it is hot we need to drink plenty, wear sun hats and put sun cream on.

Well today's challenge is to see if you can move like a minibeast. Take a look at the action cards below and have a go a being different minibeasts. Can you flutter like a butterfly or slide like a snail.

Have fun and get active.smiley

 

Friday 26th June 2020

Morning Daisy Class I hope you managed to stay cool yesterday in the hot sunshine. As we have been learning a lot about Minibeasts over the last couple of weeks I thought it would be nice to help out the insects and create our own bug hotel. There are lots of different ways we can make a bug hotel and they can be small or big. Have a look at the RSPB's web page https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/build-a-bug-hotel/ explaining the importance of a bug hotel and ways in which you can make one at home. Once you have made your bug hotel watch and see what bugs come and stay at your hotel.

have fun and enjoy your weekend and the sunshine.

Mrs Dalton

 

 

Monday 29th June 2020

Morning Daisy Class. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Today I thought we could create some lovely summer pictures. Have a look outside your window, what can you see? What is the sun doing? What are the clouds doing?

Can you create your own picture of the sun or even  model of the sun. What different ways or objects can you use to create the sun?

Have a look at some of the pictures to give you some ideas. My favourite one is the sun made using a yellow cupcake case and yellow buttons.

   

 

Have fun and let the sun shine

Mrs Dalton

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Morning Daisy Class I thought we could have a go at developing our fine motor skills by making some insects. Create some playdough with adult support . Here is a playdough recipe:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 table spoons veg oil
  • 1-1.5 cups of boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • A few drops of glycerine  food colouring if you want.

Mix all the dry ingredients then the oil and glycerine. Put food colouring into boiling water and add to mix. Kneed well. 

Think about the different types of minibeasts you see around and have a go at creating some models using the playdough. What about a snail with a spiral shell, or a ladybird with some spots. 

Have fun and I would love to see pictures of your models so just email me daisy@balliolschool.co.uk.

Good luck

Mrs Dalton

 

Friday 3rd July 2020

Morning Daisy Class welcome to Fun Friday. Today I thought it would be fun to make some butterfly cupcakes. Follow the recipe with adult support and then have fun decorating your cakes. Could you maybe even make different minibeast cakes such as a ladybird or bumble bee cake. 

Ultimately have fun, enjoy making your cakes and enjoy eating them. I would love to see your finished cakes so maybe you could send a picture to me at daisy@balliolschool.co.uk

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Dalton

Monday 6th July 2020

Morning Daisy Class I hope you all had a lovely weekend and welcome to Magic Monday. Today's activity involves us singing and dancing and playing musical instruments. First wee need to create some musical instruments. Have a look for some boxes or toilet roll tubes which can be mage into musical instruments.

Here are some instructions on how to make a drum  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/au-sc-307-tissue-box-guitar-craft-instructions

Also here are some minibeast songs.

The Bees go Buzzing  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWUgZm_AE64

The Hungry Caterpillar Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tUBBh4QzTU

Insect Song   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxH7NBbL9JY

Have a go at singing along and playing your musical instruments or creating a dance. I would love to see you singing and dancing so why no try a recording yourself and sending a video to me daisy@balliolschool.co.uk

Have Fun 

Mrs Dalton

Make Your Own Musical Instruments, Instructions

Minibeast Book Suggestions

Why don't you share some stories and information books about minibeasts. Here are a few of our favourites:

 

Mad about Minibeasts - by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz

Incy Wincy Spider - by Keith Chapman and Jack Tickle

The Teeny Tiny Tadpole - by Sheridan Cain and Jack Tickle

What the Ladybird Heard - by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

Flip Flap Minibeast - by Axel Scheffler

Superworm - by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - by Eric Carle

 

See if you can find some more books about different minibeasts. Which is your favourite? Email me on the class page daisy@balliolschool.co.uk to let me know which is your favourite book. 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to everyone joining Daisy Class this year. We hope you will have fun with us this year and on this page we will tell you about the different topics we will be working on and how you can get involved.

Autumn 1   This half term is a great time for the children to explore the changing colours  of the Autumn season. We are starting off with a story called 'Brown Bear Brown Bear' then as the leaves start to turn we will be looking at the colours in nature.  Brown Bear Brown Bear is a very simple story that the children learn to join in with very quickly. I'm sure the library will have copies if you want to share the story at home with your child. On the walk to school you could talk about the different colour cars or door you can spot. A nature collage is always a fun thing to make.  The children will be learning two simple songs 'Baa Baa Black Sheep and Twinkle Twinkle little Star. If the children do any pieces of work at home  please bring them in to show us we love seeing their work and celebrating how clever they are. 
Thank you for the family photos we have had in so far. Please keep them coming the children love to look at them on the wall.

PUMPKIN PARTY    Daisy Class will be having a Pumpkin Party after school from 3.30-5pm on Thursday 31st October.  It will be £3 per child. We will be having lots of fun pumpkin activities and food.  Your child can come in fancy dress if they like. 

Please let a member of staff know if you would like your child to come

Autumn News from the Growing Garden- The children did a great job through last summer term tending to our vegetables and we had some good results before the holiday. There where lots of little tomatoes and the herbs enjoyed the warm weather and lots of water. We had some bees take up residence in our bug hotel and our sunflower grew very tall. Since coming back to school we have harvested the sunflower seeds and they are ready for planting in the spring. Our pumpkin patch produced lots of lovely yellow flowers and fruit but sadly each pumpkin fell off when it got to tennis ball size. Not sure why but we will try again next year. The birds are using the feeding station regularly and we will make seeds cakes as the weather gets colder to keep them happy through the winter. All of this fantastic learning has only been possible  thanks to your fund raising efforts last Easter so a huge thank you form all the staff and children. smiley
Autumn Term 2-  This term is all about Families and Celebrations. Our story is called Owl Babies, again it is a simple story that the children can join in with. Our songs to start the term will be Incy Wincy Spider and 5 Little Men in  a Flying Saucer. We will move onto Christmas songs nearer December. We have had more family photos so thank you,keep sending them in. Birthdays weddings festivals and family celebration photos would be great. If you want to email them pop in and we will give you and address to send them to.

PUMPKIN PARTY- Thank you to everyone for supporting the Pumpkin Party we hope the children had a great time. A special thanks to Jake's Nanny for making us a wonderful spider cake it was yummy

  CHRISTMAS-  with a busy festive season for all of us approaching I thought I would just remind you so some date for Daisy Class events   The school Christmas fete is on Friday 6th December after school in the main hall. We will be there with an assortment of Christmas goodies so come along if you can. Wednesday 13th is the Early Years Christmas Concert. There will be morning and afternoon performances you are welcome to come and watch. Times to follow. Monday the 16th  is Party day all children are welcome to attend that day. If you have any questions please pop in and see me or give me a call or drop me an email,  thanks Mrs Dalton
AS PROMISED   Times for the Christmas concerts are 9.15 for the morning on Wednesday 11th and 2.20 for the afternoon.
 If you are celebrating Christmas why not send us a photo of your tree. We have a special board for them and the children love to look at them and talk about what they can see. You can email them to me jane.dalton@balliolschool.co.uk  I look forward to seeing your creations.

TICKETS   We have now been told that tickets need to be obtained for our concert on Wednesday 11th December. You can get them from the main school office. Sorry for any confusion about this. If you have any questions please pop in see me.

Thank you

Mrs Dalton

Thank You for supporting the children with all their Christmas activities, we hope they have all had a great time. We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you back in school on Monday 6th January

 

It has been a busy start to the new year with the children working very hard on their winter wonderland topic. . Please pop in at anytime to see their work. Our story this term as been all about a penguin and the children have learnt a new song to go with it, maybe they will sing it to you if you ask. We have been very lucky to have been given some money to but new books for the children with the intention of having a lending library for you to access from the classroom.  Once the books and bags for the children are all here I will let you know and the library will be open in the classroom at the end of each session for you to come and choose a book to share at home.

If you have any questions please just pop in and see me 

Mrs Dalton

FAMILY PHOTO   Our family photo board is looking great and the children love to look at pictures of themselves. If you haven't sent one in you can email it to me jane.dalton@ballilolschool.co.uk and i will print it and add it to the board. your welcome to come and have a look any time. 

Mrs Dalton

Many thanks to the parents who have sent in their family photos, the board is looking great. There is always room for more!  Daisy Class lending library will be open after half term. Each child will get a special bag for their book to keep it safe and they will be able to choose and change their book at the end of each session with the adult who comes to collect them. Our aim is to encourage a love of books not just  stories but also the world around them. It will support their language development which is a key early reading skill. If you have any questions just pop in or email me. jane.dalton@balliolschool.co.uk

Thanks

Mrs Dalton

Hello everyone I hope you all had a good half term.  Thank you to everyone supporting the lending library it seems to be very popular. If you haven't joined yet and would like to please come and see us at  pick up time.   Our topic this term is called Dinosaur Roar and as the name suggests its all about dinosaurs. There will be stories songs and activities across all curriculum areas and the children are welcome to share anything they have at home about dinosaurs.

 

Please make sure you have sign up for your parents consultation appointment if you haven't already done so.

Cheers Mrs Dalton

 

SESSION CHANGES- If you are thinking of changing or trying to add and sessions for after Easter please come and see me as soon as possible as places are very very limited

thanks Mrs Dalton

 

Well done to everyone who took part in World Book Day. The costumes looked great and the children enjoyed exploring different story baskets. The children thought their teachers looked very funny!
SPORTS RELIEF-  Is tomorrow Friday 13th March.  The children in Daisy Class can come to school in sports gear and will be taking part in a variety of outdoor challenges tomorrow and next week. If you wish to make a donation the the charity there will be a pot in the lobby.  Thank You

 

 

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